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Xiaomi in talks with FAW Group, welcome to cooperate with Jilin companies

Gabriella From Gasgoo| September 13 , 2021 14:45 BJT

Beijing (Gasgoo)- China’s smartphone maker Xiaomi held in-depth talks with FAW Group about their cooperation when its founder visited Jilin province last week and had a meeting with the province's officials.

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Lei Jun meeting Jilin government officials; photo credit: Jilin Government

On September 9th, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi met with Jing Junhai, the secretary of Jilin’s provincial party committee, and Han Jun, Jilin’s provincial governor.

As a globally renowned enterprise, Xiaomi has vital research and development and production capability in consumer electronics and intelligent manufacturing, Jing Junhai said. In vehicle manufacturing field, Jilin can be a good partner for Xiaomi as the northeast province possesses a mature industrial base, robust scientific research strength, and ample talent reserve.

The Jilin provincial government hopes Xiaomi to closely ride on the tide of electric, intelligent, connected vehicles, and the sharing of vehicles, further its cooperation with Jilin’s FAW Group and other local suppliers in the province. The government encourages Xiaomi to be an active player of Jilin’s modern automobile manufacturing system, integrating Jilin’s advantageous chain of industry, innovation, and talents. Together, Jilin Province and Xiaomi will gradually make breakthroughs in the industry and create a better future. 

As to Xiaomi, Lei Jun said it is essential to grasp the favorable opportunity to integrate auto industry and consumer electronics, giving full play to the company’s technology innovation and ecosystem consolidation advantages. Xiaomi will initiate deep cooperation with local Jilin enterprises to build a solid foundation and produce high-quality auto products. 

Leijun also visited FAW Group. In fact, in 2018, the automaker established strategic cooperation with Xiaomi MIUI to build an internet ecosystem which can create value for consumers.

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